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Nnoli wins triple jump at WSC North Meet

Brian Nnoli won the triple jump with a leap of 13.32 meters (43 feet, 8 1/4 inches). (Photo by Scott Fickerson)
Brian Nnoli won the triple jump with a leap of 13.32 meters (43 feet, 8 1/4 inches). (Photo by Scott Fickerson)

Brian Nnoli captured the triple jump and took fifth in the long jump on Friday in the WSC North men's track & field meet at Ventura College.

The freshman from San Marcos High went 13.32 meters (43-8 1/4) in the triple jump and 6.20m in the long jump. Ethan Westemeier was fourth in the long jump at 12.34m.

Syeed Holtzclaw placed second in the 400 (50.12) and helped the 4x100 relay claim second in 43.80. The relay sprinters were Andres Castro, Holtzclaw, Blayke Harrison and Austin Venezia.

"The 4x100 team had a strong showing and some great hand-offs that helped propel them to second," said coach Scott Santella. "Syeed was second in the 400, just behind Leo Lambert of Canyons who narrowly passed Syeed with 10m to go."

Lambert ran 49.92, edging Holtzclaw by 0.19 seconds.

Cuesta won the six-team meet, beating Canyons 146-132. The Vaqueros were fifth at 42.

Andres Castro had a big PR in the 100, taking seventh in 11.37. Gustavo Bello was fourth in the 800 in what Santella described as "a very tight and physical race."

"The men's team has suffered a few injuries this past week but still managed to come to the meet in high spirits and perform well," Santella said. "Everyone is putting in work and getting stronger and it's showing out on the track."

The Vaqueros will compete in the Occidental Distance Carnival on Saturday, March 10.